Monday, February 21, 2011

best buds.

last summer, our friends, evan and stacey, had a huge yard sale as a fundraiser to support their adoption from ethiopia. seeing that it was yard sale to benefit someone's adoption, a local adoptive family made it a point to stop by. they got to talking with stacey, and soon the hubs and i were called over from manning our respective stations (i may or may not have been loitering around the bake sale part...) to meet this korean adoptive family. the family happened to be none other than sandra, mike and ben. it was a sweet chance meeting and the beginning of a friendship i am so grateful for. isn't it so neat the way God brings people into your life? love it!

sandra and i met several times before choi boy came home, along with another local and fantastic blog friend, christy. sandra was so supportive during the last leg of our wait to travel and it was so great to spend face time with someone who really "got" it and had been there, done that. we chatted excitedly about getting our boys together to play once choi boy came home. we just *knew* they were going to be great friends.

well, when the boys first met each other at the airport on cb's arrival day, they couldn't have been less interested in each other:
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the mommas, on the other hand, were very excited to see each other. ;) in the boys' defense, one was totally jet lagged and the other was missing his nap time.

the next time they met, they were slightly more interested in each other, but not by much.
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the third time, of course, was a charm! :) i don't have any pictures from that time, but ben kept trying to hold choi boy's hand and choi boy gave ben some spontaneous hugs. so sweet! the fourth time was even better. the boys followed each other around a local kids gym and kept running up to each other to show off newly found treasures. so cute!

last week, sandra and i took the boys to a local farm and it was just an explosion of cuteness from these two.

rather than ignoring each other, ben and choi boy were serious partners in crime at the farm. choi boy even excitedly called out, "beh! beh! beh!" (referring to ben, not to be confused with "beh" that also refers to big bird, fish, and bird.)

check them (and the conversations they were surely having) out...
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cb: "hey, ben! come check this out!"

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b: "what is it? wait, is that...? are those...?"

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cb: "yup!"
cb and b: "sheep BUTTS!!! heh heh heh."


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cb: "let's climb in for a closer look!"
momma in the background: "NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!"


thankfully, they moved on from the sheep butts and played a game of tag.
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contrary to what this picture might depict, it was the slowest, wobbliest (and cutest) game of tag ever. ;)

really, this is more accurate picture:
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then they moved on to some serious business...

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b: "hey, yo, cb! wait up, dude!"

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cb: "hey, ben, what's up?"
b: "uh, this is kinda awkward...but i gotta talk to you about it. i hear you're a little...girl crazy."


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cb: "say what? naw, man, i'm just tryin' to enjoy my snack!"
b: "c'mon, dude. 'fess up. your momma says you're a flirt."
cb: "okay, so i like the ladies! big deal!"


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b: "it IS a big deal! girls are evil! they play crazy mind games with you! you don't need 'em! remember? PALS before gals?"
cb: "i dunno...they're all just so...pretty."


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b: "alright, dude, i'll make you a deal. you lay off the girls and spend more time with your boys and i'll get you some strawberries. i hear you dig 'em. lots. i can hook you up. i know a guy who grows 'em *this* big."
cb: "you serious??? alright, dude, you got it. i'll stop flirting with all the girls."


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b: "k, dude. i'm gonna check up on you later. peace out."
cb: "thanks, man. you're the best. laters."


sadly, ben's pep talk didn't really work because choi boy was flirting with all the ladies in the check out line at c0stco this weekend. he just can't help himself. at least he's got a best bud like ben to keep him in check. ;) can't wait to see what these two will be up to next!

*disclaimer: i really do love little girls. adore them, actually. this is purely just these boys' opinions. ;)


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21 comments:

  1. so cute! those boys are going to be great partners in crime as they grow up together. Oh, and where do you get off looking so lovely after a flight home from Korea??? The nerve!

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  2. LOL, sheep butts. And I LOVE the wobbliness of toddlers! It's so cute seeing those two together!

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  3. Too cute! Looks like a grand day was had by all!

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  4. Whew! I'm so thankful for the disclaimer at the end. I was worried for a minute there... ;)

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  5. I heart this post. So cute! Those boys are awesome!

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  6. Kids are so funny. Loved the commentary! ;)

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  7. i'm peeing my pants over "pals before gals!!" they are just too cute together!

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  8. Oh my gosh... this is hysterical! Hysterical! I'm trying really hard not to laugh too loudly because S is having a rough bedtime... but boy, that's hard. Fabulous commentary boys... FAB-U-LOUS.

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  9. Isn't it wonderful to be able to hang with the girls you converse with online? Yeah!
    And great commentary - CB and Ben are partners in crime!

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  10. This post is way too adorable and the captions are a riot! I am so glad that you and Sandra found each other and that the boys love playing together:-)

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  11. Those boys are too cute together! I love your commentary :)

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  12. Are you saying your son is already a bad influence on mine?

    I am so glad our boys are becoming friends. It warms my heart to see them together.

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  13. So funny! I love the captions! So sweet that CB is such a ladies man!

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  14. such little cuties! hee hee!

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  15. I am not sure if they could be any cuter together! I love the dialog!!!

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  16. What an awesome friendship! I'm guessing you live pretty close to each other. I love how you noted the progression of their relationship from each encounter. Too cute.

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  17. too cute! loved hearing what they were talking about :D

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  18. Those boys are so adorable together!! So awesome that you and Sandra can get together and spend lots of time with your boys. They are going to be the best of friends!! So cool. (:

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  19. Little D and I loved looking at these photos together. He kept saying "Baa-baa" and asking me where the tractors were. CUTE pics!

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  20. love this post about cb & his friend. love the commentaries, too!

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